Monday, May 2, 2011

Our closest poll yet, small update coming, game maintence..

Hey guys, Sam here bringing you the news on what is coming up.

Looking for a place to play the game that will always have the most current version of the game? Well now you can play the game right on the blog. When the new update comes out this site will have it ready to go instantly. Click on  the "Play PTD!" tab to play the game. Enjoy.

This week we are giving away a shiny Jigglypuff, thanks again to my friend at PlayTowerDefenceGames.com, the clues are a little harder this time so good luck. Click here to start your mystery gift code hunt.

This has been our closest poll yet! I can see the passion many of you have behind the game, and while I will be taking a break a small update will be released this week, check out below to see what it will contain:

 *Takes out paper full of notes

Pretty much all of these are due to your feedback, so thanks a lot :D

These are all for v2.4 you won't see these in v2.3
  1. You can now use Weepinbell in battle (100% done)
  2. In Viridian Forest 1 the intro cutscene will now have the correct amount of candy so that it matches the level (100%)
  3. Level 3 will now correctly show the ending text box (100% done)
  4. When you return to the party select screen from checking a pokemon it will return you to the previous page of the storage that you were in, instead of always returning to the first page (100% done)
  5. No amount of spaces or symbols will allow you to get multiple shiny geodude from the challenge mode code (100% done)
  6. While your pokeball is open it will no longer scroll the level if you are in the edge, it will still scroll the level if the pokeball is not open (100% done)
  7. You can now rearrange your storage pokemon as you see fit (100% done)
Many more bug fixes coming stay tuned.

Also for v2.4 some new shiny wild pokemon!
  • Shiny Rattata
  • Shiny Caterpie
  • Shiny Metapod
  • Shiny Butterfree
  • Shiny Weedle
  • Shiny Kakuna
  • Shiny Beedrill
  • Shiny Spearow
  • Shiny Ekans 
  • Shiny Sandshrew
(All evolutions of the pokemon will also be shiny, if an evolution is not on the list it means you can't capture it yet in the wild) 100% done
    PLEASE READ BELOW, REALLY IMPORTANT MAINTENANCE ISSUE!

    Wednesday night at 11:00PM Eastern Time I will be shutting down the current free server that I'm using and transferring to the new one.

    What does this mean? It means that you won't be able to import/save your profile or use certain mystery codes until v2.4. So make sure you save your profile correctly or make the proper adjustments. Once v2.4 is out everything will be back to normal. I'm transferring all the data over so anything you do before Wednesday night and save will be secure. You have been warned.

    We have gotten a lot of great artist applications, and if you sent one in and haven't heard from us it doesn't mean you aren't getting picked, Dan and I still need to sit down and decide who has what we are looking for. For those that are interested in applying you can still apply.

    Dan and I are looking to add more members to our development crew and right now what we need the most is a capable artist. Somebody that wants to work with us on our next games. This is a paid position. All communication will be done online. Here is what we are looking for:


    • A passion for games.
    • A passion for making art.
    • 18 years or older.
    • Must have a portfolio.
    Also these next requirements are extra but if you have these it will make you more likely to be picked.
    • Be able to animate.
    • 3D modeling experience.
    • Vector art
    • Concept art
    • Game development experience (web games, console games, apps)
    • Flash experience.
    We can't wait to check out everybody's art :) so just email me at sotero86@gmail.com with "Artist Position" as the subject and we can talk about further details.

    225 comments:

    1. Great bug fixes! Enjoy your week off! We'll be entertained for two weeks more, don't worry. The shinies are a great addition too.

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    2. Why can't you make t easier to find the mystery gift? Can't you just write it instead? Just tell us what it is please.

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    3. i got the shiny jiglypuff!! so cool :) btw sam, i cant help you with the artist thing but i can help you translating the whole game to spanish! so spanish people understands the game and everything... just if you need it jaimesegura@hotmail.es

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    4. Does the host change on wednesday mean the 2.4 is coming thursday?

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    5. First is the worst. Second is the best. Third is the one with the treasure chest. I'm happy with that. :) when you catch an oddish, it said "you caught a oddish" fix that plz

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    6. Greaat~! Finally I can use my Weepinbell x3! But what happened with your break o,o?

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    7. Just a quick question, when is ninja-ja coming out?

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    8. @SAM Could you make a daycare option? Like you could put a female pokemon and a male pokemon and then if you get an egg then for every pokemon killed/knocked out, the pokemon would gain like experience or something and when someone with a 21 cycle would have to get 5335 or something steps usually would have to have the team knockout 5335 people for it to hatch You could work on it instead of a level(not this week though,maybe after trading) You also would have to have a way to tell whether it was a female or a male (Sorry for reposting this if you have already seen this) PS:When you get this would you reply and tell me what you think

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    9. Lots of respect for you Sam:
      making this game, reading all the comments and emails, going to college, having a job AND friends/girlfriend! You must never sleep!!

      Keep up the great work!

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    10. I think the reason why the poll is so close, is because they voted before reading why you wanted to take time off.

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    11. If I could give you a big kiss with cookies and milk, I would. Enjoy your break it is duly deserved.

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    12. Anybody else think the daycare idea is good? cuz i do. good job dude

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    13. Yourmom - (nice name) Ninja-ja will come out this weekend :)

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    14. Sam, can you let us changing the order of our pokemons? I mean, when all the pokemons we have apear in the screen (before start a level) they are located acording to the order they have been caught. I would like to change that order.

      Thanks! I am sorry about my english... =S

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    15. yay im 16 my lucky number, anyways i think u shud have more polls every week, cuz it helps with the game, and im thinking if u can start trading everyone could love it, i wud like to be able to trade than for you to create a new level, thx

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    16. omg i caught a shiny geodude yay, but its not as satisfying because i already have one from the scavenger hunt so NOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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    17. @ Sam-- Anonymous 2:08 pm raises a good point. Will version 2.4 be coming out on Thursday? Do you know yet?

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    18. Sam, in the blog it says So far- (then lists some/the new wild shiny pokemon in Version 2.4) does that mean there might be more new shiny wild pokemon families other then the three you posted?

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    19. Anybody else think anon @ 2:33's idea is good?

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    20. (Note this is a re-post from the other blog)

      To Sam or Dan, I have a few suggestions/ bug fixes.

      1. Have a chance of misses for each attack. I saw that there's moves that don't effect or aren't very effective but not misses.

      2. On Mt. Moon 2, a really fast onix passed right through a fossil on the top, it was the one on the left.

      3. Water gun should be a single shot move.

      4. Have a bug only box in viridian forest 2.

      5. Let the store sell items that pokemon can hold like black glasses, or mystic water. Then have the little item icon on the pokemon in the blue box when it holds an item.

      6. (one last thing, sorry this is so long) Add on your blog, a list of pokemon that you added, and the place you can find them from.

      Thanks for listening, always happy to play PTD and read your blogs.

      Mjbjenkins

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    21. Thanks Sam :)

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    22. Sam, this is the best flash game ever! I've been waiting for a Pokemon Tower Defense game for ages.
      Two things:
      1) The scrolling pokeball was actually great. Very helpful for pausing and scrolling (scouring) the map for weak pokemon, especially in the longer (distance) levels.
      2) Is there STAB in this game? Just wondering, as it plays a role in choosing which moves stay and go...
      Keep up the awesome work!

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    23. A lil bug in the game.
      Whn I beat Brock in the gym I never get my badge.

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    24. SAM
      can you add more stones? Like sun stone to evolve gloom to bellossom and kings rock to make poliwhirl politoad? and dawn stone shiny stone dusk stone etc...
      its cool if you only have pokemon 1-150 or whatever but if a pokemon (like evee) is in that range but has an evolution (like leafeon/glaceon) not in that range, can u still put in that evolution? thanks! please answer

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    25. Wait so how do i save my game so it wont get deleted wednesday?

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    26. to be truly honest, of all the shinies out there, the most i would want is green beedrill, thanks for putting it in! although i do like the lighter colored shiny poliwag/whirl to... but then green poliwrath is weird... whatever, either way, great game, i appreciate you making it, thank you so much dude!

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    27. Hi Sam, it seems as though Poliwag's Bubblebeam doesn't do any damage...

      Thanks!

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    28. @BigMouth2347
      I think this game is ONLY Generation I. IT would be cool, but I don't think it'll happen anytime soon.
      It may sound crazy of me, but I really hope this game takes off; goes to the iStore (hopefully the Android thing won't happen) and makes a bunch of money, and eventually spawns Generations II-V as Tower Defense games.

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    29. @Sam-So if youve read the breeding idea what do you think? PS-if i am annoying it is because im anxious-please answer soon

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    30. great new level it's challenging but not hard it makes you want to try and beat not just get mad and give up

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    31. o ya might be a glitch or intentional bu some pokemon graveler in particular will grab the fossils when there a good 3-4 cm away (Real life cm not in game)

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    32. That is common for the larger pokemon to do that. I've seen Graveler, Golbat, and Parasect do it (as with most of the bosses), but not the other normal ones (surprisingly not Onix).

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    33. SAM
      Also, will pokemon still learn moves after evolving? (i hope yes and i know the poll said yes, but i am not sure and it makes a big difference)
      Thanks!

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    34. @BIGmouth2347
      Yes they will. Also, about the swap, does that mean that the ones who didn't save their profiles will lose it and have to go back to the last time they saved?

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    35. Also, can you please make it so the shiny pidgey codes doesn't work (some guy said he had ten boxes full, I only have two shiny Pidgeys).

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    36. @Island313 (the guy who suggested breeding)
      That seems very challenging to do saying some pokemon (i.e.Snorelax) take over 10,000 steps. It could possibly be money, but then that's too quick. It also seems hard to program it into each pokemon. By himself, with all the other things he does, it could take three months. However, he could get help. Also, he could put a set point for each pokemon like 441 pokemon defeated. Tell me what you think.

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    37. I dislike the idea to change the open pokeball from scrolling through the level. The only way I got a Poliwag is because of the scrolling ability. Especially in the latest level (which is fantastic, btw), you need to be able to freeze the screen AND scroll to obtain certain Pokemon. I must have seen 6 or 7 Clefairy's go red but couldn't get to them fast enough because I hadn't recognized the fact that I could scroll with the open pokeball.

      I think this should be changed back.

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    38. when is trading coming out? I really like your game so far you have done a lot of work

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    39. @ anon 6:03
      I'm pretty sure he means when it is open, as in you are about to capture a pokemon. Not when you are dragging it.

      I'm not sure if it is a bug or meant to be this, but the shiny Jigglypuff is still its normal pink, it just has the shiny sparkles.

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    40. Is it possible to implement a feature that allows us to rearrange where our pokemon are located in our storage box? I know its ordered by when we caught it, but I think it would be really helpful if we could rearrange them within the storage according to our preferences.

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    41. QwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmMay 2, 2011 at 9:20 PM

      I just had to slide my finger. Shiny Jiggypuff has green eyes. It is possible and will be coming.

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    42. @ Anonymous 6:11- no, it's a little lighter. When I'm training my shinys on Route 3 and they're battling regular Jigglypuffs there's a clear difference.

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    43. AbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzMay 2, 2011 at 9:25 PM

      That wasn't as fun. I wanted to ask about Magikarp. How will we train it. Also, if it comes out in waves instead of the market (koiking salesman), will it be flopping around very slowly and helplessly? I can't imagin a Koiking walking.

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    44. SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM


      i khow this is a silly thing, but there is a chance that you could update the pokemon storage, some way i could move the pokemons or organize them :D that would be really nice.Oh and does the move fire fang works? cuz im leveling my charmander to the level 25 only to get fire fang, with out evolving him.

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    45. QazwsxedcrfvtgbyhnujmikolpMay 2, 2011 at 9:28 PM

      That's really creative now.
      Before, shinies had no value except for the fact that it was rare. Now, they get 1.5 exp.

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    46. Yes, the fang of fire works. It is also very good, but I'd rather evolve it because good things don't always come to those who wait. (Although fire fang is the best move for it at this point.)

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    47. how long will it be down?

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    48. SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM


      i khow this is a silly thing, but there is a chance that you could update the pokemon storage, some way i could move the pokemons or organize them :D that would be really nice.

      Fire fang does work!? im the anonnymous wo asked, fire spin its quite effective, but i want my firefang >:D

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    49. Why isn't ice super effective against water? It freezes it. It's even to the point where it's not very effective.
      Edit:It will be down from Wednesday night to whenever he decides to update it.
      P.S.What ever happened to your break? Will it be like a v2.3.5 update?

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    50. oh, and i found a bug, well im not quite sure, but when my oddish evolved to gloom, i evolved him with the leaf stone, but he never learned mega drain, maybe its just me, but my level 25 vileplume never got to learn mega drain

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    51. which pokemon learns an ice attack?

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    52. I can't get Pokemon tower defense to work on towerdefensegames.com

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    53. @Qwerty

      He is still calling this v2.4 but its just a small update. He is still takeing a break

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    54. Whoops, it said it's going to be a 2.4 update. (Probaly all the shinies) Fire fang is better for quick attacks, but fire spin at MM2 is better because a Zubat might get past and you might get angry that it's going all the way to the end and get a fossil from there.

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    55. @Mocky

      I have two Vileplumes and both learned mega drain. I dont know why yours didnt.

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    56. It depends on the level you evolved it.

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    57. i got myself a new oddish with mega drain, with mega drain, fire spin and helping hand (i love helping hand) i can win Mt.moon only loosing the first 4 fossils >:D the next 4 spots are filled with scaryface, aerial ace, rollout and watergun with rain dance

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    58. Just broke 300k :D must say love the game, your doing an amazing job!

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    59. Sam, I hope you enjoy your break. I have an idea for when you get back, and I think it would make a lot of people happy if you were to do this:

      I was thinking, if it isn't too much to ask, could you add a pokedex to the game so people can see what pokemon they have/seen and what levels they can be caught in? This doesn't necessarily mean you have to add their cries or text entries - I just think people would find it easier if they knew where to look for certain pokemon. Just an idea though! :)

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    60. @6:45
      What do you mean you only lose the first four fossils? That's impossible. I translate. You mean first ten. The minimum fossils stolen can be the six up front. To have stopped all those enemies with two left at the front, you must have cheated.

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    61. I have a quick little bug. I dont care because it tends to not create an issue, BUT, if you go to catch a pokemon that is catchable, and the poke-ball moves sideways to the travel of the enemy pokemon, the pokemon gets pushed off the screen, and just sits there. You can just capture him, so i have not noticed if that pokemon being left would prevent you from completing the level. If you change the scrolling aspect, this may fix the bug on its own anyway.

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    62. oh, and i find the scrolling pokeball annoying. Maybe since i guess you have it written both ways, it can be a game setting? That way you get to choose if you want to scroll with it or not.

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    63. I've forgotten my password (or the game can't seem to locate it)
      Is there any way for me to do a password lookup/reset?
      Or could you e-mail my password to me?

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    64. When Bellsprout evolves into weepinbell, I can no longer use him at lvl 21.

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    65. Sam have u ever thought about selling individual pokemon

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    66. @anon 8:03
      Unfortunately this is intentional. You have to have atleast 3 bellsprouts captured to be able to evolve one into weepinbell.

      Oh, and I sure do hope that sam adds Lapras soon!

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    67. maybe you could have trading where an npc has all the pokemon and you can trade with the npc

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    68. QwertyuiopasdfghjlzxcvbnmMay 2, 2011 at 11:17 PM

      Hey, Mr. Fake at 8:11, don't use my name. Your probaly that guy who copied secretMist. That last line was the giveaway. Replacing Zapdos with Lapras, smart idea. Also, I have a Vitreebell with no other Bellsprouts/Weepinbells.

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    69. QazwsxedcrfvtgbyhnujmikolpMay 2, 2011 at 11:21 PM

      Also, you should read the blog.

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    70. Hey, you know, I really want a Snorelax.
      Javeron

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    71. If you want to know another giveaway, have you ever seen me write anon, and I would cap Sam, Bellsprout, and Weepinbell.

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    72. Hey Sam. Can you please answer my breeding question?

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    73. @Sam (@@)hope you still remember
      I think you should add trading in as soon as possible.

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    74. KananinoheaokuuhomeopuukaimanaalohiloMay 2, 2011 at 11:39 PM

      Yes this is my real name. Don't take a break, keep on working on this amazing game, why do you want to take a break, you are doing an amazing job. Please answer me, my name is Kananinoheaokuuhomeopuukaimanaalohilo.

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    75. @Kananinoheaokuuhomeopuukaimanaalohilo
      Man that's a long name. Everybody needs to take a break. He works on this seven days a week, not five. It takes a lot of effort to do this.

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    76. @secretMist
      I will start to use your name unless you start commenting.
      -Pseudonymous Jacob

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    77. Hey Sam this I was wondering about the game mechanics. Do attacks follow pre gen 4 mechanics, as in which attacks are physical are based upon the type or do you use post gen 4 where whether an attack is physical or special is based upon the attack itself? Just curious!

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    78. It is based off of gen 5, except the poke and gyms are based of gen 1.

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    79. Osama Bin Laden died :) lets party.

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    80. does this mean that geodude can be gotten on all 3 profiles or u can only get it on one...?
      that is of course with the code...

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    81. I don't agree with "fixing" the multiple shiny geodudes. There's no need to be as stingy as game freak with the rarity of shinies. I finally have a shot at one and now I'm limited to just one. That's lame. Especially since this is meant for "FUN."

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    82. Your time is running out secretMist.
      Jacob

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    83. I commented, happy?

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    84. @ Anon @2:33
      That's a dumb idea. This is Pokemon from the red/blue era before they made it lame. This game brings back what made Pokemon cool.

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    85. A pokemon's power is calculated by its base stats right?

      If so, which base stats are you using? The original ones where special was one stat, or the newer ones that include both special attack and special defense?

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    86. dear sam and dan will u contact me when u post more updates and tell me when pokemon will be able to trade and go past lvl 25 cause i really what a golem. also y r the stones so much cause in red, blue, yellow, fire red and leaf green the only cost about 2100. i wanted to know how many more lvls will added in version 2.4. i want to know when i can capture a gastly so contact me by looking up killing steelix in the pokemon TD chat room on free world group.com

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    87. sorry mine is so long and please contact me around 3:00 central time PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    88. not sure if this has been mentioned or not but on the screen where you choose your profile it has the incorrect number if pokemon. it says i only have 19 when i actually have around 3/ with all the evolutions i have so far.

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    89. whether there are codes for shiny starter's,or normal onix,blastoise and other third stage starters?

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    90. everyone look on hackedarcadegames.com there you can play pokemon tower defense hacked. stones only cost 20 and speed leveling up, so have a look at it.

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    91. Sam, please raise the level cap to 40. I really want a Blastoise.

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    92. @fake secretMist 9:46

      Please don't use my name, you're probably the same guy from before with the Zapdos comment. Please stop lurking like a troll.

      @sagemode

      The shiny starter codes were given away a while back when people donated money to Sam, and onix and third stage starters have yet to be added.

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    93. look we would all be happy if u would just add 2 more levels and raise the level cap on pokemon with their evolutions (by like 10 or 15 so our starters can evolve.by doing that we would all be happy for like 2 weeks!!! thanks and sorry if i sounded pushy.

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    94. since I don't have an online profile, will my game be saved?

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    95. What level Arcanine learns Flame Wheel movement?

      pd i´m Spanish, and my english isn´t very well, excuse me

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    97. MOVE PROBLEM

      The pokemons who learn moves in the same that evolve are learning the moves just if you stop the evolution. For example: Poliwag learns Bubblebeam and evolves in the 25. But the pokemons are evolving before they learn the moves, so my poliwag evolved to Poliwhril did not learn bubblebeam.

      I quit my belsprout evolution several times. And in the level 23, a stopped her evoluiton and just than he learned Acid. If I had let him evolve, it hadn't learned Acid.

      I guess it may be wrong, because the moves must be learned before the evolution.

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    98. Bug found game freezes if zubat evolves into goldbat on mt moon 2

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    99. And are you thinking to create a way to exchange pokemons between accounts? It would be really great!!

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    100. @fake secretMist 4:46
      Actually, it is YOU who is the fake. And it is YOU who is the troll. If you don't stop using my name, then I'll be forced to change it.

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    101. can you make the level cap to 30 and add up to the second gym when you start making levels and maybe another challenge level. P.s all my pokemon are at lv 25 with max ex. and i have 3 that i want to trade with my friend hope you can get trade up soon.

      Thanks for listening to us.
      enjoy your week off sam and dan(:

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    102. whenever i'm catching a new pokemon now, i'm thinking "this is gonna be thrown away the day the shiny version is out". Srsly, as a perfectionist i gotta catch'em all in the best possible version, but then again i end up having a bunch of sparkling monsters. twilight anyone?
      i liked that level 8 was a challenge (the challenge mode was not) and that verdidian forest 2 was great to level up, yet unrewarding concerning money.
      sometimes, game designers should not listen to everything the players want, especially when it comes to making things easier.
      then again, i know there are a lot of players extremely happy with these changes.. well, bye then

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    103. When my Bellsprout evolved into Weepinbell .. he crashed and I can not put him to fight .. is in the window .. but I can not move to the battlefield

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    104. it would be great if there was a pokedex :D plus i kinda found the whole pokeball scroll thing useful especially when trying to cath important pokemon :/

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    105. quick question i was curious as to how graveler will evolve into golem since he was originally a trade evolution

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    106. Hi look up an account you have called hacker@hacking.com :D enyoy. Please dont delete it.

      Look at my beutifull pokemons, Admins :D

      Best regards Mr. Loveletter

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    107. I NEED a Vulpix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    108. It wud be great 4 survival mode and co-op survival mode everyone wud luv it

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    109. I know its been mentioned, but can you add an on/off function for the sound? It doesn't have to be done in the upcoming 2.4 version, possibly 2.5? That way you won't have to worry about it while you catch up on some R&R.

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    110. I read that there's 1 SHINY pokemon for every 8192 normal pokemon. I'm certainty sure I killed more than 8192 pokemons in the game, and nothing of shiny pokemon yet. This rule apply to te game or the Wild Shinies can appear every time ?

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    111. @Darlei, there aren't many shiny pokemon yet. Currently in the wild you can only find shiny pidgey, geodude, jigglypuff, and pikachu. The chances in this game are reduced to 1 in 1000. However just because you see more then 1,000 of these pokemon doesn't mean you'll see a shiny right away-or if you're extremely unlucky you might not see one at all.

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    112. Sam,

      if you forget your online profile password how can you retrieve it?

      Premium

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    113. my beedril can't use toxic spikes :/

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    114. game's pretty cool concept, lvl'ing up towers and some of the original pokemon moves in there.

      translating the old pokemon moves into tower defense moves is pretty difficult but i think you have done well.

      my suggestions:

      1. The Lvl'ing should be more accurate i'm assuming they go up to 100, well it takes forever just to get a level 16, and this causes the story mode to be a bit rough and have you constantly failing missions. even if you think you have an amazing strategy such as string shot, tail whip, spam spam spam.

      this might seem to give a player to much power in the game if you were to give lvls faster, but that brings me to my next point. paying for level ups is kind of silly in my opinion and feels very un-pokemon. instead of that, just have them auto lvl, and use the money for items that concern the pokemon. Now you may be thinking that you're limited quite a bit with how many actual items from the original red and blue you can use, certainly not a repel.

      so maybe this might be a stretch or even far fetched (lol), but maybe having the pokemon that run on the line give off 1 attack every time they pass a pokemon might be a good idea. it would give the game more maintenance, because i feel and i'm sure that other players do as well that the main factor of a tower defense game (maintenance) is somewhat transparent in this game. firstly because you get no penalty for failing a mission, so you can just keep going back to viridian forest and put in all 6 pokemon walk away and have a smoke for about 8 mins and BAM... all your pokemon need a lvl up, and turns out you probably have enough funds because there are TONS of pokemon coming across the screen.


      ok ok, enough about the bad.

      I applaud you for the idea, it's awesome. choosing your own pokemon in the beginning, legit. accurate pokemon affiliated with he location, that's good. attacks are relatively accurate, the lvl ups are spot on as far as i can recall. the sprites are totally retro and have that nostalgic feel to them.

      you've done a lot of good, and i know i sound like one of those really pretentious game critics who deserve no audience, but i'm not trying to come off that way. i'm just throwing my ideas out there, it doesn't make them in any way worth considering.

      thanks for reading. -Roman

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    115. Roman - thanks for the compliments and the feedback, pokemon won't attack you on the way to getting the candy, that is just something that won't happen on this game, but will show up on future games. Paying to level up is I think is fine, it's more a matter of opinion I guess since most players don't have problems with getting money.

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    116. @Roman, I feel the levelup system is just fine. In pokemon too you need to grind sometimes, if you could just go into any level without any grinding that is a bit pointless. There needs to be some kind of challenge in the levels. Some people already have 50+ level 25's. This game wouldn't be as fun with the leveling being so easy. :/

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    117. I have a couple ideas/fixes.

      The first is: when a Pokemon uses vine whip it should not go straight up or down (it looks funny) where as it would look better to go diagonally towards the enemy Pokemon .

      The last is: it would be beneficial to be able to re-arrange the Pokemon in the PC storage system. it is an inconvenience to have to go to the last page to get my Sandslash.

      Thanks for the game and the work you put into it, we all appreciate it tremendously.

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    118. Vine whip would be really hard to do dynamically, hence why it's pretty static up down or left and right :(

      I'm adding storage rearrangement soon :)

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    119. A possible view of the stats of pokemon would be cool

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    120. I agree with Anonymous 1:36 PM, though it does sound like something that would take a while to do.

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    121. I'll probably add something like that at some point, not a huge priority tho

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    122. @Roman- The leveling system right now seems to work fine. If you catch any of the wild pokemon, they're only levels 8-10 so it will obviously take longer to level up. Later in the game, the pokemon will be stronger ao leveling will naturally be quicker.

      Darren

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    123. Qwerty@5:58-
      I think its fine but if Sam doesnt then.... But it also could be like a lvl up system where 21 cycles=21 levels but when it hatched it would be @ lvl 1 like the shinys

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    124. (Anon @ 2:18=Islands313)

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    125. I love that you guys are on top of the game and making it more epic by the week. one question though: jsut by capturing every availiable poke'mon, does the screen scroll to the right if you have a lot? I'm not at that point yet, but very close.

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    126. Sam I really like your game.
      I think the cap should not be raised so often but it would be better if you need more exp to level up so the game would be fun a longer time but also you will not have level 70 pokemon when you are in the 4th gym or so.

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    127. when my poliwag evolved to poliwhirl, the game paralized :(

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    128. I have but one complaint, some pokemon have moves that up their defence which is utterly pointless, can you fix those so more moves are useful

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    129. Anon 2:30 - Thanks :D you have pretty much unlimited space at this point.

      maxi - are you suggesting making it longer to level up?

      davo - I will look into it.

      Anon 2:58 - They will be useful when you attack instead of defend.

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    130. I'm going to go out for a while so I won't be answering questions till later. Just letting you guys know. :)

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    132. When the trading feature is coded and implemented. Will you be able to swap pokemon from your your Red save file to your Blue save file and vice versa? Or are some pokemon really only available on one version?

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    133. anon@3:20 - yes, you can trade between profiles. Sam, thank you, this game is amazing, i can't stop playing it! Why does bubblebeam have such a long cooldown?

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    134. omg you actually have a lif???:O

      ... JK:)

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    135. Do you guys know what are the oods of finding a Shiny Pikachu?
      I heard it's 0,01%....that would be for all pokemons?
      it's already kinda hard to find a pikachu...

      and btw, can someone tell me if it's easier to spot a Pikachu (yet, I want the shiny one so bad >.<) in Veridian 1 or Veridian 2???


      thanks =P

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    136. Do none of you people read the blog or FAQ or other comments (lots of choice there) before asking pointless spammy questions and crying when Sam doesn't reply?

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    137. my bellsprout envolved, but I won't let me use it

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    138. if u wont be able to reply as long as u read this message

      About the Play PTD great idea but the follwers(at the bottom of the donate)is blocking the version of the game so if u could pls adjust this and it would be awesome
      ps.great game u made

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    139. BLARG PEOPLE, half of thee people are basically asking for all pokemon to be shiny. If there was a code given directly to you for unlimited shiny mewtwos the game would not be fun. Do some grinding like someone above said

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    140. Sam, I would like to see an Everstone* or the equivilent. Personally, it would be no help to me, but I've seen some people saying they're collecting and leveling up one of every pokemon (Max. level Caterpie, Metapod, AND Butterfree, for instance). It would come in handy for those people.

      Also, that list of shinys you're going to be adding reminded me, could you tell me which shinys are currently available for capture?
      Thank you! [:


      ^I think it was an Everstone. Whichever item you can give a Pokémon to stop it from evolving without having to manually cancel it every time.

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    141. Your play PTD link has the sidebar perfectly covering the version number. Should change that

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    142. Found a bug. When there is a red-barred pokemon at the edge of the map, you can pull out your pokeball and it will slide the map AND the pokemon with it, making any red-bar pokemon suceptable to forced movement. Can't wait until 2.4 man!

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    143. Hey Sam it's Tuesday, I went to save my game and all the data is gone! Please tell me what happened or find some way to fix this, I don't want to start over, it took forever to catch/level up some of my pokemon!

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    144. GLITCH ON MT. MOON 2

      Occasionally when all fossil have been took I do not get game over and it just lets me carry on playing until all waves are over, then it says I win. I'm not sure how to trigger this but it appeared to happen when I was scrolling the map but I am not sure of the cause. Hope this helps!

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    145. @9:54 (the first one)
      You say that but shinies weren't introduced in gen 1 because a lack of coloring. Also, look at the movesets, gen 5. One last thing, the exclusive list is a fusion of gen 1 and 3.

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    146. Mr. Fake, you can stop imitating secretMist and myself. You go make your own name. Call it Copycat (like the girl in pokemon).

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    147. I second the Anon-5:26
      I cannot see the right hand side. :/

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    148. @6:59
      It will always be the newest. Also, it is hard to change moves.

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    149. Thanks for moving it.

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    150. @darren, sam, etc...

      *scratches head* yea i guess grinding is a part of lvl'ing, and if your pokemon aren't getting attacked in this version, then there is no need (as you already know as i am restating to show my concurrence) to change the lvl'ing. I'm assuming that my other comments that weren't addressed had been taken into consideration. neato!

      well, i'd ask for a job since i have a minuscule amount of experience in flash and have a lot of free time, am an artist and just turned 20... but i'm not sure i could offer much. i've done a lot of awesome charcoal sketches, that doesn't make me much of a concept artist since nearly all of them were copy art, portrait art (some of them i looked at an image, then resize/recreated it, others were me asking an individual to stand still for an hour and a half).

      well if you liked to see em' shoot me a reply or email me at my spammail (because i would never post my personal email on a blog-log/forum) soul_of_a_samurai@live.com. i don't feel like attaching that many files unless requested. :P

      -Roman

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    151. @Sam yes I think that would be a great idea becouse now you raise the levele of your pokemon level up pretty fast and I think the level cap should not be so high if the storyline isn´t so advanced so making leveling up a longer process would be nice.Sorry for my week english :D

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    152. I don't like how when you pick up the pokeball it automatically moves the screen to the right. Just an annoying bug.

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    153. hey sam, first time poster. i like your game, i think youve done a terrific job on this game... i thought id let you know, im not sure if you did it yourself or not but seeing as you have not mentioned anything and im not sure if this is a bad thing or not but i saw that ur most recent game version of PTD has been added to app planet. just thought id let you know just to make sure if u approve of that or not

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    154. halo Sam, when i can play that version?
      and please making the level cap to lvl 40

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    155. fire spin, has a good attack, but the concept behind it makes it way too powerful, it attacks each pokemon once, and then they will all be constantly bombarded by their own fire spin, so it would be the same as for example, there are twenty geodudes in a ave and you have one vulpix to attack all of them, vulpix only needs to use fire spin on each geodude once, and it will be constantly bombarded by the fire spin until it faints, its the same as having twenty vulpix's that are using ember, if it was 35 for power, attacking the twenty geodudes, which makes fire spin way too powerful.

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    156. Hi im sorry, but how do you get a shiny starter =[ i see it come up a lot so im curious. also, where are all these shinies showing up? i cant seem to find any, and trust me i play each level a bunch of times and havent seen one =[ am i doing something wrong?

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    157. I just found myself a shiny pikachu! I´m so happy

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    158. sam , delete all the idiots talking about HA*K Verson. don't spread it over, keep it less people know how to ch**t

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    159. Sam,
      It doesn't have to be anytime soon, but there are 2 things I would love to see in an update.

      1. Level cap raised to about 40

      2. Make pokemon learn moves before they evolve.
      Thanks.

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    160. Sam,
      Ninetales' attack ember misses quite a lot, is this a bug ?
      If it is, can you please fix it?
      Thanks

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    161. Sam, When does the trading mode will be able, and how it will work? Also, if you need to translate the game, I know that it isnt your priority, but I read about translating the game to spanish in the comments, so if you need to translate it to portuguese, I can help you. Contact me at the e-mail yoshinoricc@hotmail.com

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    162. sam, I had my game and when I entered slots were the new game, solve this problem please!
      gone!

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    163. I don't think Vulpix's firespin works

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    164. 7:23 - you must import data from server

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    165. When will this update come?

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    166. Is it ture that pokemon doesn´t learn new moves when they evolve with the stones?

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    167. 9:15- i save data with a lvl 1 squirtle...

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    168. Why on earth did people say it wasn't okay for him to have a break?! He has a full time job, a girlfriend, goes to college, and he has friends and a life. I am in love with this game, but people should be more respectful. He seems like a really nice guy.

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    169. Can you make a challenge level where you have to defend 2 fossils at mt.moon, and if you manage to defend both, you get Omynite in blue and kabuto in red? just an idea...

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    170. "I'm adding storage rearrangement soon :)" by Sam YEY!!!

      BTW the way shinys are going to come now is the way I LOVE!!! HARDCORE!!! If you wan't something really awesome you will have to work for it ;) GZ on that

      just one note since a lot o people moan about the lvl cap. In my opinion you shouldn't rush it, if you look it at in comparisson to the original games did people have lvl 25 party around mt moon? LOL and what I'm worried is long term, cause unless you are going to brake the lvl 100 limit, at this rate people will have lvl 100 pokemon with 5 gyms or so... 8 + league + mew2 cave + ... (upgrade to 251 =P) and even if you continue above 100 the prob are... the attacks... still just to give my opinion

      what I really want to point is something that haven't seen in ANY post yet... WHY is MANKEY tamable in the BLUE version???? =S Can we have a Sanshrew or a Vulpix in red to keep the balance?
      Don't think it was made on porpuse but its still messed lol and now its pointed ;) (waiting for reply)

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    171. Wow, what an aswome game!!! I found it some days ago, it's very good. I just want to know if you could do a Pokedéx in the game. It would be very useful to know where you can found a certain Pokémon. And something interesting to do would be that who complete the Pokédex receive a reward (it´s just an opinion). Please continue with the great work, but take your time too.
      Sorry if I have written/spelling something wrong.

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    172. So, I failed Mt. Moon 2 on my first attempt, and I tried again.

      All the fossils were taken, but I did not get a failure screen, and once I defeated all the enemy pokemon, the level was beaten, even though I should have failed. I played it again and the same thing happened.

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    173. @Gon

      If you give Vulpix to Red users it would break the balance. The blue users don't get Meowth (Which will probably be for both versions later) so it's still even.

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    174. Is it possible to tell us what stones evolve which pokemon?

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    175. @12:52
      isnt that kindof... obvious? and if you dont know... fine,
      water stone - poliwhirl, shellder, staryu, eevee.
      Fire stone - growlith, vulpix, eevee.
      Leaf stone - gloom, weepinbell, exeggcute.
      Thunder stone - pikachu, eevee.
      Moon stone - nidorino, nidorina, clefairy, jigglypuff.

      I included pokemon not yet in game ;)

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    176. How many pokemon are you going to have on this game? All of the original 151?

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    177. @George
      If you scroll down, you will see even more fosils. hope it helped

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    178. Anon@1:11
      yes, he has said he will be adding original 151, no more, only the original 151

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    179. were i can get the Ekan O.o?

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    180. is it coming out today afater 3 or tommorow?

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    181. Heyy Sam, I had a little bit of an idea. I was thinking, If at all possible, you could implement a daycare. Not like in the actual Pokemon, where you gain experience and stuff, because that would be boring and sorta stupid, but you could spend the pokecash and leave them there for a while so they could increase their attack or something (to an extent) and if you can do it, maybe implement the whole breeding thing.

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    182. today is the 5th not 4th

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    183. @Sam
      I know this might be a silly request, especially for pokemon, but other TD games have found ways to incorporate it... I was wondering if you could find a way to have splash damage included in this game. maybe if 2 pokemon stand in the same spot and get attacked by an elemental move they should both take some damage. But I'm just a happy player, so don't mind me if you don't want to. Seeing that would be really awesome, though. Good luck programming!

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    184. Has anyone had trouble with the PTD tab? I noticed that I have had to click a little bit higher than the buttons actually are to be used. Ex. clicking directly on "Start" may not always push the button, but click a little higher than it works fine. If it is a bug than happy days I found it. Thanks!

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    185. It probaly just your computer, mines used to be like that.

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    186. @2:52
      Some pokemon moves do have splash damage like flame burst in gen 5. In pokemontd, flame burst just attacks all enemies in the area. This is what will probaly happen to moves like that.

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    187. Love the game!!!! I was wondering when is multiplayer going to be able to be used??

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    188. Yep, that's most of the new/never before asked questions.
      P.S.It was just your computer, worked fine for me, and in addition, it didn't work when I clicked above.

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    189. You know, you can stop asking questions that have already been asked. Especially the ones of simple poke knowledge (i.e.stones,mankey in both).

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    190. You should make it so everyone can get mew because just a few people being able to have mew is ridiculous.

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    191. It is not very productive when 2 one-hit-kill pokemon attack the same enemy.

      Suggestion:

      The ability to choose which enemies specific pokemon attack. Like setting one pokemon to attack "first" enemies and the pokemon across from it is set to attack "last" enemies. I think this would make gameplay much more efficient.

      p.s. awesome job on the game i am addicted :)

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    192. Second profile(Lau.) got deleted somehow from your own game section, quite disappointed.
      Oh, well great game any way's.

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    193. How i can evolve my graveler?

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    194. Hey Sam just a quick question........

      What will trading be like and when will you add it?

      Keep up the good work! :)

      - Danny

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